Griffo Distillery

Releasing a crisp, complex gin in late fall of 2014 and a rye and bourbon in 2015/2016.

We take immense pride in the products we have crafted. Hand distilled and bottled in house. Locally sourced and locally based in beautiful Petaluma, CA, in the heart of Sonoma County.

All spirits are distilled in our 240 gallon American made copper pot still. We make booze just the way we like it. We hope you like it, too.


What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
— Bob Dylan

It was one of those moments you can remember in detail years later. It was a sunny August afternoon in 2008. Michael and Jenny were discussing what kind of a life they wanted to build together. They were tired of long international work trips and hours spent in a lab.

They knew they wanted to spend their days working side by side and building something as a family. They wanted Michael to be able to utilize his PhD in physics and knack for innovation. Jenny wanted to finally work locally and develop a business that was a part of the community.  And they knew they wanted to be a part of the movement back to creating things with intention and love and responsibility.

"A distillery. It's a distillery," Jenny said. And, once it was out there that was it.

Five years of penny pinching and business plan writing and (cough) distilling in their home and interning at distilleries and one awesome small business loan later, Griffo Distillery was born. Two more years of full time construction, recipe testing and brand development and they opened the doors to Griffo Distillery in April 2015.



Griffo Distillery - 1320 Scott St, Suite A. Petaluma, CA 94954 - 707.879.8755 - info(at) - Bonded Distillery # DSP-CA-20051